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Resources for Teachers

Did you know you can get a card with a teacher status that will allow you to keep books longer than three weeks?  Call your local PLSJ branch for more information.

Send a Representative to Visit Your School

PLSJ will gladly send a representative to visit your school for various presentations about the library.  We can also arrange field trips and library tours.  Please contact:

For information or presentations about research and what our reference department has to offer, please contact : JL Lash, call 740 264-6166 or email

For information or presentations about local history or genealogy, please contact: Erika Grubb, call 740 264-6166  or email

Great links for educators

Scholastic’s Top 25 teacher websites: Article Source

Edutopia: helps identify trends in education and what methods are currently working. The articles present very useful information for teachers and the site provides fantastic perspective on a number of issues.

Ohio Ready to Read: offers early literacy support.

The Teaching Palette–This blog covers useful resources, classroom-management techniques, and art-worthy news.

ScienceFix-Middle school science teacher Darren Fix entertains with science lessons and experiments.

Super Teacher Worksheets: Members have unlimited access to thousands of worksheets and printable materials. They offer math worksheets, reading comprehension stories, spelling lists, handwriting practice sheets, grammar worksheets, holiday printables, and more!

Prekinders: Hands- on activities and printables to inspire young minds.

Teachers Pay Teachers: is a community of millions of educators who come together to share their work, their insights, and their inspiration with one another. 

EdHelper: provides teachers with free printables, graphic organizers, worksheets, lesson plans, games and many other activities.

Smithsonian Education:Good web site for teachers, students, and families. It has lesson plans for all subject.

Math TV: is a platform that features a wide range of math videos covering a plethora of mathematical concepts. These videos are browsable via topic or by textbook.

Zinn Education Project: full of free downloadable U.S. History resources that are organized by theme, time period and reading level.

DLTK Kids: Children's crafts, coloring pages, worksheets, poems, games and other activities for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school kids.

Mr. Gym: provides comprehensive elementary physical education and secondary physical education resources.

Education Development Center: provides information to teachers, parents and professionals to address challenges in education. It provides research, educational materials and strategies. 

Reading Rockets: offers strategies, lessons, activities and ideas designed to help young children learn to read.